Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire and Windchill-based System Makes PLM Initiatives Achievable
Speaking before the annual PTC/USER "Wings of Invention" Conference in Orlando, Florida, PTC EVP and Chief Product Officer James Heppelmann also presented PTC's Product Development System Roadmap, which is designed to ensure that PTC customers realize the full value of their investment in PTC solutions in their quest to bring great products to market.
"The process of conceiving, defining, building, shipping and maintaining a product is incredibly complex and diverse," Heppelmann said. "For these processes to be effective and optimized, manufactures require an integral set of solutions configured together to form a complete product development system."
The PTC Product Development System is a certified configuration of specific PTC solution versions that are designed and tested together to deliver complete system support for specific product development processes. "By bringing together Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire and our Windchill solutions, PTC has created an integral Product Development System that makes Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) an approachable, low risk pursuit for companies of all sizes," Heppelmann noted.
The 2003 PTC/USER Conference features more than 80 technical and business presentation sessions, seminars, tutorials and demonstrations. Highlights of this year's event include keynote addresses by Apollo and Space Shuttle Astronaut and aerospace executive, Ken Mattingly, and Steelcase Chief Information Officer, John Dean. The program also includes a presentation by Scott Sullivan, the author of Virtual Apollo, a book that recreates all of the Apollo Program space vehicle designs using Pro/ENGINEER.
PTC develops, markets, and supports software solutions that help manufacturers win with superior products. PTC is the world's largest software company with a total commitment to product development. The company services more than 35,000 customers worldwide. Further information on PTC is available at http://www.ptc.com/ or call 1-888-782-3776, ext. 901
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